The first day of an intellectual history class in college, my professor seemed genuinely shocked to learn there were several conservatives enrolled in the seminar. “I didn’t realize that people on the right were interested in philosophy.” She had a bemused, if patronizing, smile as she said it.BBC reporter Andrew Neil was far more
A horrific attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017 left a young woman dead after a man deliberately plowed a car into a group of protesters. In the wake of the attack, President Trump condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence” in Charlottesville. He called
We’re all familiar with the petulant customer constantly demanding to speak to successive managers at a store until she gets what she wants. And some of us have been there when the final manager comes to put a stop to the commotion. Ultimately, the customer is trying to get her way and is
In a recent New York Times op-ed column, a philosophy professor at the Paris Diderot University admitted to having been momentarily fooled by a satire piece claiming President Trump spent his days watching edited compilations of fight scenes from gorilla documentaries.He actually believed that President Trump “knelt in front of the TV from morning
Democrats and media pundits are conflicted after a slew of allegations of “inappropriate” behavior preempted Joe Biden’s potential presidential candidacy announcement. No one is accusing Biden of blatant sexual harassment, let alone rape. But lengthy cringe-inducing compilations of the former vice president being handsy and perhaps overly affectionate, along with various first-hand accounts,
Probably not. But how can we really know for sure? After two years of hype by a captivated and deranged media, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged campaign “collusion” with the Russians was completed and the Justice Department’s initial summary of the report was released over the weekend. And surprise! It was
Minutes after President Ronald Reagan nominated Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) roused himself to give a nationally televised speech opposing the nomination. The senator’s speech was such a study in systematic defamation and vilification that it helped coin a new verb—to bork. Judge Bork said that “there
The Southern Poverty Law Center just fired one of its founders. We know practically nothing about why the SPLC fired Morris Dees and so it is fruitless to speculate about his supposed transgressions. But we all know something about hate. Most conservatives have been the object of hate over the past few years.
Oh, boy. The Democrats and the media are pulverizing Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her comments about President Trump. On Tuesday, Omar said it was silly to “equate” Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, adding that “one is human” and “the other is really not.” Omar’s dehumanizing language about Trump drew immediate condemnation
One can almost imagine the scene. David Brooks. Sitting in a bathrobe in his living room. With a cup of coffee. Scanning over the opinion section of the New York Times. He sees a column by his colleague Ross Douthat arguing that Republicans should give up the fight over stricter voter ID laws.